Thursday, January 31, 2008

How long was I gone??

That was the sickest I have been...maybe ever. I have to say that Scott really stepped up, calling babysitters staying home from work and generally keeping everybody fed and dressed. (It's Ok to feed them lunchables 3 days in a row, right??) I still can barely sit up, but I couldn't do that yesterday. I have so much to do! Valentines to send (which will now have to be store bought-gasp!), Chinsese new year celebrations at school, and a trip to Disneyland trip to plan for...But right now still working on getting better...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Moms don't get sick days...

How I wish I could call someone up and say "I have the flu and will be staying in bed all day". Then they would have to get kids up and dresssed, fed, lunches made and to school. They would pick them up, too and make dinner and get them to bed. But there are husbands with metings and babysiters recovering from surgery and no family near by. So I cry and get up and do what needs to be done. I hope I feel better soon. Is it safe to drive while taking nyquil?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

6 lbs down!

Not doing too bad! My challenge will be our school auction and Disneyland trip coming up...I'll just have to start saving those points...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's time to hire a housekeeper when...

You pick up a friend of your 4 year olds for a playdate and when she gets in the car she says "Wow, you car is messy, like ours!". And your 4 year old replies "You should see our house!"

Monday, January 14, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

This is so cool!

A very good friend of mine sent this to me for my birthday! I had never seen one. It is a good thing I took a picture of it quick, because it was devoured fast! Now how many points do you think are in those chocolate apple slices??

5 days down...

Not doing too bad...I am pretty sure I will loose some this week. My biggest challenge is finding time to get to the gym...I make out a perfect schedule and then someone needs to go to the doctor, or the dryer breaks and I need to stay home and wait for the repair guy...and there goes Gym time. I kind of blew it last night. I took them to gymnastics and then we went to McDonald's (bad mom, I know). I had saved up enough points to have a chicken sandwich and a small fry. We weren't even half way finished and everyone had to go to the bathroom. So we left our food and jackets, etc...and went to the bathroom. I see the guy cleaning up around our table. He looks at me and I shook my head no as in "no, we aren't done". we come out and he has thrown all of of food away! I was so mad!(don't come between a new weight watchers member and her chicken sandwich!) So they offered to give us more food, but I just took some more chicken nuggets and one fry for the kids. But they were done, so I ended up eating them! arrg. I really need to work on my self control...

Monday, January 07, 2008

Another year, another pledge to eat healthier...

I am starting wieght watchers again. I know it works for me and it is relativly easy. And I can still go out and do it. I did great today, staying in my points range and going to the gym. Yay me! One day down...

Saturday, January 05, 2008

It doesn't get any better than this!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes! They are heart shaped cupcakes decorated by the kids with enough frosting to sink a ship! yum!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Mexico 07'

Batten down the hatches!!

It's the storm of the century! Rain! Near hurricane force winds! (seriously, is 40mph "near hurricane" force? wait, let me look it up...Hurricane force starts at 64 knots...)The rest of the country must laugh at us...At least we can stay in our Pj's all day and enjoy the weather...
Other things on my mind. The tiger attack at the zoo. The whole thing just makes me sad. I have pictures of that tiger. We have a season pass, but I am not sure I will be able to go back. Not because I am scared that we might get attacked by a wild animal, just because it is sad. I have never been a huge fan of our zoo. It is old. a lot of the enclosures are way too small(including the one that tiger was in). Two of the elephants and the hippo have died. I don't know who was at fault. Certainly the wall should have been higher. But now they are saying that the kids may have had slingshots. I am sorry, but if you are throwing shoes and hitting a tiger with slingshots, maybe you should think twice. I am sad that they had to kill the tiger. they couldn't have sedated it and sent it out to some animal refuge to live? I am sad that a person had to die. Sad. that is all I can say about it...

*I realize that there are parts of California in danger of flooding by all the rain. But we are not one of them..

**Do not mock Mother nature! Not five minutes after I wrote this, the power went out! And stayed out for two hours. But guess what? there are things to do besides watch T.V. and play the play uno and draw!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Home and happy new year!

Another fun trip to Mexico. 10 hours in the car is a long time. My sister did an awsome job holding down the fort (and cleaning it, too!!) It's good to be home. I haven't had a chance to upload any pictures. I hope everyone had a great New Year's. Looking forward to 2008!